Learning How to Imitate

My twin daughters love to imitate. Often they will hear Steph or I say something and they will try to say it right back to us. Or they try to imitate something they see another person do. It was so comical Saturday evening to watch the girls try their best (especially Elizabeth) to imitate their […]

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Everyone Knows God

There is a universal knowledge of God. Every person on the planet has an awareness of the Creator God. Yes, even someone like Richard Dawkins, perhaps the most famous atheist in the world today, knows God. Some of you are unconvinced at this point so allow me to make my case. The apostle Paul writes, […]

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Every Story Whispers His Name

Almost every evening, our family reads from the Jesus Storybook Bible. If you have young children, I would heartily commend this book to you. I think Steph and I have enjoyed it more than Elizabeth and Anna. Just to give you a taste of the Jesus Storybook Bible, the following is an excerpt from the […]

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Attending a 9 Marks Conference

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, I attended a 9 Marks conference in Cedarville, Ohio. Not surprisingly, the conference was on “9 Marks of a Healthy Church.” For those of you who are not familiar with the 9 marks, they are as follows:   Expositional Preaching Biblical Theology A Biblical Understanding of the Gospel […]

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Accountable To God, Not Man

“So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen […]

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How to Think Like a Missionary

The Missionary’s Calling: Go and Make Disciples – Matthew 28:19 The Missionary’s Primary Question: Where is the Gospel Not Known?  – Romans 15:20-21 The Missionary’s Mandate: That the Nations Might Declare the Praises of God – Psalm 96 The Missionary’s Message: Christ Crucified – 1 Corinthians 1:20-25 The Missionary’s Power Source: The Holy Spirit – […]

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Only One Way?

I will never forget a discussion I was part of while still in seminary. Our professor posed the question for our small group – is Jesus the only way to salvation? If I remember correctly, there were about 10 people in our group and only two answered, “yes” to that question. The sad thing was […]

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